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COVID-19 : Lockdown In Plateau State Still Enforce...

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May 31,2020.. PRESS RELEASE COVID-19 LOCKDOWN IN PLATEAU STATE: A REMINDER. In view of the Executive order issued by His Excellency, Rt. Hon. (Dr.) Simon Bako Lalong, KSG, Executive Governor of Plateau State, I wish to remind the citizens of the state as follows: 1.  That the lockdown which is now a standing order, begins a second past 12.00 midnight of Sunday 31st May, 2020 till 12.00 midnight of Wednesday 3rd June, 2020. 2.  That the curfew imposed on the nation by the President and Commander In Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, between the hours of 8.00 p.m. and 6.00 a.m., is still in force and should be adhered to. 3.  That All passes earlier issued by the State government are no longer valid from the 1st of June, 2020. New passes will be issued by the relevant issuing authority as earlier announced. 4.  That the wearing of face masks is mandatory  and defaulters are liable to a fine of not less tha

APC: Gov Lalong Appreciates Rep Maje....

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APC:LALONG APPRECIATE MAJE By Weng Samuel 30 May,2020 Governor Simon Bako Lalong of Plateau State has expressed his appreciation to the Deputy Speaker House of Representatives, RT Hon.Ahmed Idris Wase for the growth and development of the All Progressive Congress APC on the Plateau. The governor who was represented by chief Maichibi Vwarji made the statement at the presentation of vehicles and motor cycles to APC  party officials of Wase Federal constituency donated by the Deputy Speaker at his country home in Bashar. The items distributed includes 3 cars and 25 motorcycles for the LGA party chairman and his officials. The Governor said,Hon Maje has been supporting the party since the formative stage of APC and urge him to continue to the do more in building the party in his constituency,Plateau state and Nigeria at large. He posited that the gesture will enhance chances of the party in future elections while also warning merchants  of gossip to desist from ped

Recycling Waste: A Viable Alternative To Wealth - Sarah Pam Dagah CEO WilVal Global Resources Ltd...

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Recycling Waste: A viable altern ative to wealth - Sarah Pam Dagah CEO WilVal Global Resources Ltd... May 30,2020  Our correspondent gathered this information from a cross section interview by the #JosGirl# where Mrs Sarah shared her experience on how she started; ‘Why I Started’ section of #JosGirl is that section where we celebrate women who are doing great in their chosen ventures while contributing their quota to making Jos-Plateau state a beautiful and fun place. In this issue of ‘Why I Started’ is Mrs. Sarah Pam-Dagah; the prolific CEO/MD of Wilval Global Resources Ltd., the parent company of Wilval Polythene, Wilval Restaurant, and Wilval Recycling. Mrs. Sarah has been a source of inspiration for many women (young and old) in and outside of Jos. She inspires hard work and a belief that one can grow and run a global brand even while in Jos. She has been a practicing entrepreneur for long. Having started by helping her mother buy & sell, at the Jos Mai

Northern Governors Mourns Former NNPC GMD Dr Maikanti Baru....

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Northern Governors mourn Former NNPC GMD Dr Maikanti  Baru May 30,2020 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos Northern Governors Forum says it is shocked and distressed by the news of the death of the former Group Managing Director of  Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr Maikanti Kachalla Baru. Chairman  of the Forum  and  Governor of Plateau State, Simon  Lalong in a message of commiseration Dr.  Simon Macham, signed by Director of Press and  Public Affairs to the Governor of Plateau State described  the sudden death of Dr. Baru as a very big loss to the nation. Lalong said "The late Maikanti Baru was a thorough bred professional who distinguished himself in his career where he contributed immensely to the growth and development of the oil and gas industry. He championed the implementation of reforms that left the sector more responsive to the energy needs of Nigerians especially as it relates to the supply  and appropriate pricing of petroleum products". Governor

Plateau PSN Rejoices With And Congratulates Prof.I.A.O.Ujah Over Appointment As Pioneer Vice Chancellor....

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*PLATEAU PSN REJOICES WITH AND CONGRATULATES _Prof. I. A. O. Ujah_ OVER APPOINTMENT AS PIONEER VICE CHANCELLOR, UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES, OTUKPO,BENUE STATE.* 29 May,2020. Victory of a golden fish is iconic. Triumph of a worthy professional is a common exoneration On this day, Pharmacists on the Plateau under the able leadership of *Pharm (Dr.) Dauda A. Dangiwa* writes to formally congratulate an iron horse over a worthy and well deserved appointment as the *pioneer vice chancellor* of the maiden *University of Health Sciences, Otukpo, Benue State*. This appointment didn't come to us as a surprise especially looking at your uncountable records that have directly and indirectly influenced mankind. You are assured of the support of *Pharmacists on the Plateau*, North-Central and Nigeria at large, knowing fully well that *PHARMACY* is the only profession that bridges *BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND CHEMICAL SCIENCES* to be part of solutions in *HEALTH SCIENCES*. Addi

Democracy Day 2020: Gov Lalong And Governance....

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Democracy Day 2020: Gov Lalong And Governance... 29 May,2020 GOLOK NANMWA, Jos This takes a critical look at governance in the state under Governor Simon Lalong, especially in view of the protracted state of insecurity and its grave implications on peace and socioeconomic activities in Plateau before the present administration came into power. On assumption of office for his second term, Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State vowed that his administration would consolidate on its gains and achievements in the past four years, and also review and fine-tune some of its policy thrust into a “new normal and more result-oriented”. He immediately after his swearing in for  for his second term told newsmen that  his determination is to move the state away from the civil service perception, through the creation of many economic opportunities that are only found in an industrialised and entrepreneurial environment. He said the idea was to use the development plan to empower the peop

5 Years In Office - Lalong Has Brought Sanity Into Plateau Civil Service - Alhaji Nagelu..

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5 years in office - Lalong has brought sanity  into Plateau  civil service - Alhaji Nagelu May 28,2020 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos As the Governor of Plateau  State  Simon Lalong clocks five  years in office on May  29 2020 ,An All Progressive Congress APC stalwart in Plateau Alhaji Nagelu Garba   has commended him over his performance in key sectors of the state’s economy. “Assessing the five  year of Governor Lalong in office  Nagelu said  the Governor is a progressive as he  has done a lot in delivering dividends of democracy to the People of Plateau . He  said that the Simon Lalong legacy projects are scattered all over the three senatorial zones for all to see . "I commend him for the great sanity he has brought into the civil service in the state, the prompt payment of salaries and other several achievements. “Lalong has shown himself to be a proactive, honest and a listening governor that understands the yearnings and aspirations of Plateau people . in his

COVID-19: Plateau State Govt Warns Against Stigmatization Of COVID -19 Patients- Dan Manjang....

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PLATEAU STATE GOVERNMENT WARNS AGAINST STIGMATIZATION OF COVID 19 PATIENTS - Manjang May 28,2020 All human beings are equal irrespective of their social status. There is therefore no need to stigmatize anyone who is found to have contracted the Coronavirus or any other disease for that matter. Plateau state Commissioner of Information and Communication Dan Manjang in a statement said COVID nineteen though could be deadly is not a death sentence Manjang explained people are recovering from COVID 19 like any other illness and should not be stigmatized. He said the Plateau state Government takes exception to the stigmatization of COVID-19 patients and would therefore not tolerate the act. The Information Commissioner therefore ask citizens to be pillars of support to anyone diagnosed with the disease or treated of it and embrace them as one big happy family. Rather than stigmatize and discriminate against persons suspected or indeed infected with the virus, the Commissioner re

Northern Governors Congratulates Gov Aminu Bello Masari @70…..

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Northern Governors congratulates Gov Aminu Bello Masari @ 70 May 28,2020 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos  Northern Governors Forum has rejoiced with Katsina State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State as he turns 70 on Friday 29th May 2020. Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Bako Lalong in a congratulatory message signed by Dr Simon Macham, Director of Press and  Public Affairs to the Governor of Plateau State  described Governor Masari as an accomplished politician who has continued to serve Nigeria with all the energy, passion and zeal in him. Governor Lalong recalls that the Katsina State Governor remains a repository of wisdom and institutional memory for the Forum, especially on matters that relate to the legislature because of his antecedents having served for many years as a legislator and rising to become Speaker of the House of Representatives between 2003-2007. He said “We are very happy to be associated with this humane, simple, and principl

Jos South Flags Off Sales Of Fertilizer *Agriculture Key To Sustainable Development* - Jos South Council Chairman...

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Agriculture key to sustainable development - Jos South Council Chairman May 28,2020 Jos South Council Boss, Hon. Dachung Choji Says Agriculture Can Tackle Hunger & Poverty as Plateau Flags Off Sales of Subsidized Fertilizers, Others The Management Committee Chairman of Jos South Local Government Council, Hon. Dachung Choji has said his administration is committed to tackle hunger and poverty crisis through greater attention to the agriculture Sector, especially sustainable farming. Hon. Dachung Choji said Jos South LGA is endowed with rich agricultural potentials which when harnessed can address hunger and poverty. He lauded Gov. Lalong for according priority to agriculture which he said is a strategic way of diversifying the economic and reducing the nation’s overdependence on oil. He said agriculture if properly harnessed can sustain the Nation. Hon. Choji described Jos South Local Government as the Industrial and Administrative Haven of the State. While appreciatin

IPPIS: UniJos Senior Staff Association Decries Govt Insincerity, Betrayal Of Trust...

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IPPIS: UniJos senior staff association decries govt insincerity, betrayal of trust May 28,2020 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), University of Jos Branch, has condemned what it termed the insecurity and lackadaisical attitude of the federal government in the issue of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) which has been causing misunderstanding between University lecturers and the government for months now. Their position was contained in a press statement signed by the association Chairperson, Comrade Esther Ezeama, and the Secretary, Comrade Anthony Joro. "The Branch Executives of our association recently met to x-ray happenings as it affects the welfare needs/future of our members and observed with utmost dismay the insincerity and lackadaisical attitude  of Government as well as betrayal of trust to the Union's National Administrative Committee in seeing that it does not confront headlong i

Plateau Generates N7.2B As IGR In First Quarter Of 2020...

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Plateau generates N7.2B as IGR in first quarter of 2020 May 28,2020 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos  Plateau State  government has said it has generated a total N 7.2 billion as its Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) between January and March 2020. They further  said that  the amount is the highest ever generated within the first quarter of the year for the past five years. Addressing newsmen  in Jos the  state capital yesterday, the Chairman Plateau State Internal Revenue Service, Dashe Arlat, said the state government  put it effective and unprecedented strategy in order  to boost the state's IGR and they succeeded. Arlat noted that with the decline in the price of crude oil due to outbreak of the novel coronavirus pandemic, taxation became the major means of revenue generation. He said, despite the effect of the pandemic, the service had devised new means of generating revenue from various sectors currently working, such as telecommunication, agriculture, transpo

Chief Ayuba Burki Donates Tricycles To Amputees...

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Chief Ayuba Burki donates tricycles to amputees. May 27,2020 Two persons who had both legs amputated have received tricycles donated to aid their movement despite the loss of their legs. The duo of Baba Yusufu Kuran of Richa District in Bokkos Local Government Area and Ezekiel Ahmadu Waja (General) of Kuru District in Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State received their mobility aid donated by the Beautiful Gate Handicapped People Center, Jos through it's CEO,  Chief Ayuba Burki Gufwan. Chief Ayuba Burki who delivered the tricycles to the beneficiaries today the 27th of May, 2020 stated that immediately his attention was drawn to the plight of the amputated patients one of which is scheduled to be discharged from the hospital, he expedited action. The gesture by the Beautiful Gate foundation was also extended to Alheri Dimas Cornelius, a physically challenged boy in Dimok hamlet in Tangur village, Bokkos LGA. Addressing the beneficiaries,  Chief Bu

Children's Day: Speaker Plateau House Assembly, Rt Hon Abok Ayuba Charges Parents To Prioritize Children Education

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Children's Day: Speaker Abok charges parents to prioritize children education. May 27,2020 Speaker, Plateau State House of Assembly, Rt Hon. Abok Ayuba said the task of laying good foundation for the Plateau Child' and indeed the coming generation is none negotiable. The Speaker, in a statement by his Press Secretary, Mr.Bulus Atang commemorates this year's Children's Day with a call on Parents and Guidance to take the welfare, education and training of their children and wards with all seriousness. While applauding the Youth programmes of the Federal and Plateau State governments which has given hope to the upcoming generation in the country, the speaker said the future of a Plateau Child is guaranteed. Abok reiterated that the nation needs the prayers and support of all and sundry in the fight against the novel COVID-19 pandemic which has affected all spheres of human life including the education of a Plateau child. He added that as a young parent, he is proud

Gov Lalong Celebrates Children, Assures Them Of A Bright Future....

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Gov Lalong celebrates Children ,  assures them of a bright future May 27,2020 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos Plateau State Governor and Chairman, Northern Governors Forum, Simon Lalong has celebrated Nigerian children on the occasion of the 2020 Children's Day. Governor Lalong in a special  maessage signed by Simon Macham  his director of press and Public affairs described  children as the hope of Nigeria who deserve all the love and care available to prepare them for the future as they grow to take over the responsibility of leadership. He said "Though this year's children's day is being marked in a low key manner owing to the Corona virus pandemic, the significance of the Children's Day cannot be lost because they remain the heartbeat of our society and hold the key to our future. We must therefore continue to invest in their education, health and psychological development so as to prepare them for the task ahead ". He said his Rescue Administration has

Voice For The GirlChild Foundation Observes Children's Day 2020...

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Voice for the Girl Child Foundation Observes Children’s Day 2020 May 27, 2020 A child is anyone under the age of eighteen (18) years. We understand that below eighteen (18) is a critical period in the development of every human person and that is why as duty bearers in today’s society we are committed to the protection of children’s rights. As at today, the 27th of May 2020, we record over seven (7) years of social and humanitarian services to children across Nigeria, and we are proud to have played a significant role in the protection of Children’s rights thus far. Inspite of our success, there are loopholes and challenges that we need to address as rights holders, duty bearers and as a state party to the treaties that legally protect children all over the world. Such challenges include: Child labour Child trafficking Child abuse Inadequate parental/ guardian support Poor education Poor access to health Insurgency & terrorism Crisis Today, we further reiterate

Ujah Was Not Sacked As NIMR DG- Campaign Organisation....

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Ujah was not sacked as NIMR DG- campaign organisation May 27,2020 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos Prof. Innocent Ujah, Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) Presidential Campaign Organisation on Wednesday  debunk allegations that the NMA frontline presidential candidate was sacked as Director General, Nigeria Medical Research Institute (NIMR). Dr Chris Piwuna, DG, Prof. Ujah Campaign Organisation (PUCO) said that allegations by a faceless and non-existing group called Coalition Against Corruption (COACOR) is laughable. Piwuna in a statement said that what the so called COACOR without a fixed address considered as sack was general disengagment of all heads of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) by the Federal Government in 2016. "At the outset of this government, virtually most heads of MDAs under the federal ministries were disengaged (NIMR, NPHCDA, NACA, NHIS, NCDC). "It was not only Prof Ujah, mni, that was disengaged back then. "It is curious, how the lat

Gov Lalong Congratulates Minister Of Transport Rotimi Ameachi @ 55..

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Gov Lalong Congratulates Minister of Transport Rotimi  Ameachi @ 55 May 27,2020 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos Plateau State Governor and Chairman, Northern Governors Forum, Simon Bako Lalong has rejoiced with the Minister of Transport Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi on his 55th birthday. This was contained in a statement signed by  Dr. Makut Simon Macham,Director of Press and  Public Affairs to Lalong  in a congratulatory message to the former Governor of Rivers State, described him as an achiever whose antecedents and achievements call for thanksgiving to God who has given him the privilege of service to Nigerians and humanity. Lalong said, “I join all your friends, family, associates and well-wishers in rejoicing with you as you mark another year. No doubt, God has been favourable to you and given you the privilege to serve your immediate community and the people of Nigeria in various capacities over the years. You have not failed in discharging your responsibilities with honesty, dilige

COVID-19 : Authorities Of Jos North Sign MOU With Farin Gada Marketers Association To Follow Guidelines...

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Covid 19 - Authorities of Jos North  sign  MOU  with  Farin Gada Marketers Association  to follow  guidelines May 26,2020 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos  Authorities of Jos North Local Government Council of Plateau State  has signed a Memorandum  of Understanding with the Leadership of Farin Gada Marketers Association on the need to follow the guidelines of the medical professionals as a measure to curb the spread COVID 19 pandemic in the area.  A statement signed by Philip Eplong  Senior information Officer of the Local Government made available to newsmen in Jos reads that This was achieved after a series of consultations between the Management of the Council and the leadership of the Marketers Association at the Local Government Secretariat in Jos on Tuesday . It would be recalled that Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state had ordered the immediate closure of the  Farin Gada Vegetables Market in Jos North Local Government Area due to non compliance to COVID 19 protocol there. M

Sen Hezekiah Dimka Visits Late Rinji Peter Bala Family In Jos...

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SENATOR HEZEKIAH DIMKA VISITS LATE RINJI PETER BALA FAMILY IN JOS. May 26,2020 Distinguished Senator Hezekiah Dimka visited the family of late Rinji Peter Bala who was shot by a security Operative in Jos some weeks ago. Senator Dimka led a high powered delegation of his aides,acquaintances to meet with the family of his Slained Constituent. When it happened,the Distinguished Senator called the father of the deceased twice to commiserate with the family and assured that He will be with the family in person when he arrives Jos after series of legislative duties amidst the Covid19 pandemic in Abuja. "this death is very painful and unacceptable" Dimka re-echoes. "I understand what the father is going through,some might not feel it the way I feel until it's happens you. I remember when I lost my son in an accident,the expererience was traumatic and devastating,it was only God that helped me pull through that experience". I am praying

NYSC Members Donates Facemask ,Hand Sanitizers To Police In Jos...

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NYSC members donates facemask , Hand sanitizers to Police in Jos By Golok Nanmwa,Jos National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members on Tuesday  donated  hand sanitizers and nose masks to members of the Police force in Jos South Local Government of the state.  The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of ‘B’ Division Bukuru in Plateau, Umar Giade who received the items  said that police assignments sometimes  expose personnel to the danger of contracting Coronavirus. The DPO, a superintendent said that the police were frontliner in the fight against the novel COVID-19 by ensuring that government directives are obeyed. “Just like the NYSC which is partner, we have been trying to see how to keep people away from contracting the virus. “In view of that many of our personnel have been exposed to lots of danger in the cause of assignment. “But notwithstanding, that has not stop us from doing the work,” he said. He told the corps members that ‘B’ Division Bukuru was  one o

Plateau State National Assembly Caucus Donates To COVID -19 Fund...

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Plateau state National Assembly caucus donates to Covid 19 fund May 25,2020  By Golok Nanmwa,Jos In what could be described as "putting aside political differences" for the progress of Plateau State, members of the National Assembly Caucus from the State were at the Government House, Rayfield in Jos to present their donation to Governor Simon Bako Lalong towards the fight against COVID-19. The delegation which was led by the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Idris Maje, donated an undisclosed sum of money to the Plateau State COVID-19 Trust Fund so as to assist Government deal with the pandemic. The Deputy Speaker said the donation was in appreciation of the measures taken by the State Government so far in dealing with the pandemic through several measures. He said "We have noted with delight some of the major steps you have taken to curtail the disease especially by restricting movements which has done a lot to limit the spread